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An enchanting comedy of manners (with dogs!) from one of our most treasured writers
 
Cathleen Schines brilliantly funny new novel revolves around one city block in Manhattan, a quiet little block near Central Park kept humble by rent control. Living on a street like this in New York with a dog is like living in a tiny village, one that has a rhythm all its own. Dogs bring people together unexpectedly, people who would otherwise never meet. And the dogs act as cupids for the quiet, struggling, sometimes lonely, eccentric people, the old and the young, male and female; the people who live on the block, who are, in their ways, romantics, as all New Yorkers secretly tend to be. Walking her dog, Beatrice, Jody falls under the spell of Everetts bewitching smile. Everett begins to appreciate his postdivorce life only when he falls in love with Howdy, Pollys puppy. Polly lives with her brother, George, and wants him to fall in love. George isnt so much looking for a love life as for life direction, and Howdy leads him right to it. Doris hates the trash on her block, she hates the pee on her SUVs large tires, and, above all, she hates dogs. That is, until she gets one of her own.
 
In The New Yorkers, as in life, canine companions compel their masters to go outside of themselves, to take part in the community they live in, to make friends, and, sometimes, to fall in love. And Schine returns to what she does best: crafting a compulsively readable, elegantly written novel that seduces in the way we were once seduced by The Love Letter, Schines beloved classic.

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A New York Times Book Review Editors Choice

 

Inspired by her account in The New Yorker of adopting a profoundly troubled dog named Buster, acclaimed author Cathleen Schine's The New Yorkers is a brilliantly funny story of love, longing, and overcoming the shyness that leashes us. On a quiet little block near Central Park, five lonely New Yorkers find one another, compelled to meet by their canine companions. Over the course of four seasons, they emerge from their apartments, in snow, rain, or glorious sunshine to make friends and sometimes fall in love. A love letter to a city full of surprises, The New Yorkers is an enchanting comedy of manners (with dogs!) from one of our most treasured writers.

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Schine's brilliantly funny new novel revolves around one city block in Manhattan. In her book, as in life, canine companions compel their masters to go outside of themselves, to take part in the community they live in, to make friends, and, sometimes, to fall in love.

About the Author

Cathleen Schine is the author of The Love Letter and Rameau's Niece, among other novels. She has contributed to The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine, and The New York Times Book Review.

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Mary Moore, July 6, 2007 (view all comments by Mary Moore)
What wonderful surprise this book was. I had never read anything by Schine before. The cover picture got me to pick the book up and her writing convinced me to buy it. Funny, charming, and warm; the author does a wonderful job of sketching all the characters. And an amazing job of showing what a dog can add to a person's life with making the dog a person in a fur suit. Highly recommended for everyone; but especially for anyone with a special dog in their life.
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netgrrl, May 24, 2007 (view all comments by netgrrl)
I love books about communities and neighborhoods. Ones with dog stories woven in are even better.

I can't speak for how well it portrays New Yorkers, but I think people are people everywhere. The relationships between people and the dogs was dead on.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780374221836
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Picador
Illustrator:
Shapton, Leanne
Author:
Schine, Cathleen
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Manhattan (new york, n.y.)
Subject:
Romance - Contemporary
Subject:
Dog walking
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20080429
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 46 black-and-white illustration
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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A New York Times Book Review Editors Choice

 

Inspired by her account in The New Yorker of adopting a profoundly troubled dog named Buster, acclaimed author Cathleen Schine's The New Yorkers is a brilliantly funny story of love, longing, and overcoming the shyness that leashes us. On a quiet little block near Central Park, five lonely New Yorkers find one another, compelled to meet by their canine companions. Over the course of four seasons, they emerge from their apartments, in snow, rain, or glorious sunshine to make friends and sometimes fall in love. A love letter to a city full of surprises, The New Yorkers is an enchanting comedy of manners (with dogs!) from one of our most treasured writers.

"Synopsis" by , Schine's brilliantly funny new novel revolves around one city block in Manhattan. In her book, as in life, canine companions compel their masters to go outside of themselves, to take part in the community they live in, to make friends, and, sometimes, to fall in love.
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